Trigonometry for Dummies

Trigonometry for Dummies

By (author) Mary Jane Sterling

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A plain--English guide to the basics of trig From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English, offering lots of easy--to--grasp example problems, and adding a dash of humor and fun. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real--world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers. Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years. She is also the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies (0--7645--5325--9).

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 680.39g
  • 28 Jan 2005
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City
  • English
  • 0764569031
  • 9780764569036
  • 121,168

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Mary Jane Sterling, the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies, has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years.

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Get up to speed quickly with worked-out problemsUnderstand the how and the why of trigonometryConfused by cosines? Perplexed by polynomials? Don't worry! This friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry by explaining the basics in plain English, offering lots of easy-to-grasp examples, and adding a dash of humor and fun. You'll see how trig applies to everyday life -- and why it's important to a wide variety of careers.Discover how to: Solve equationsGraph functionsFigure out formulasIdentify identitiesSolve practical problems with trig

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